Hi to all at the forum
As a newbie to the forum ( but not a newbie to matters nautical) I agree wholeheartedly with the comments posted. First mate and I have been looking at purchasing
a cruiser for our retirement
and over the last few years have spent many trips both home (UK) and abroad to look at potential boats.
First impressions, on my part, always count. Always have in your mind what your purchase
criteria and budget
is. Check all the points listed in the thread ( and more if sufficiently savvy to do so!). Ask questions of the broker and if he/she is reluctant to provide information there is a problem !
Check the price
market value against the same criteria of other similar spec boats. If the boat appears cheap
, in comparison, there is a problem. This could be used to your used to your advantage as a bargaining chip. Do your math and trade
off problems against for sale
Next stop Spain-after I have done my in depth research
and not written a cheque!